Saint Lucia Planned Parenthood Association

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SLPPA aims to promote family welfare and reduce the incidence of unwanted pregnancies, particularly among adolescents, through a strengthened family life education programme and quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care services which complement government provision.

SLPPA's strategy consists of heightening the awareness of population and development issues. It provides quality contraceptive and reproductive health services in both clinical and non-clinical environments, both through independent outlets and in partnership with health authoritiy facilities. It has 1 permanent and 1 associated clinic, and is linked with 38 government and 14 private centres. It manages a 313-strong community-based distributor (CBD) network.

The organization has an industrial programme which provides information and services direct to workforces in a number of locations, and it conducts national education via lectures, media discussions, input into popular TV drama, the production of videos and counselling.

SLPPA is an associate member of an umbrella organization known as the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation Ltd (CFPA).

The Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation (CFPA) is the only regional non-governmental organization (NGO) devoted to family planning and sexual and reproductive health in the Caribbean. CFPA serves 13 island Member Associations and 5 Associate Member Associations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. It supports these Associations with technical assistance and materials, and represents their collective interests at IPPF meetings and in the Caribbean region among governments and NGOs.

CFPA Member Associations are located in Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Nevis and St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. CFPA Associate Member Associations are located in Belize, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The CFPA does not offer any clinical services or distribute family planning methods to clients, but rather focuses its work on governance and institution-building among its Member Associations. The CFPA oversees, manages and analyses core grants to 7 Caribbean Member Associations. The CFPA also submits project proposals for donor funding on behalf of the Associations.


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